Week 2 football recap
MHS shuts out A.L. Johnson
The Maplesville Red Devils made life look easy during a 68-0 victory on the road against A.L. Johnson in their region opener on Sept. 6.
The Red Devils wasted no time lighting up the scoreboard with four first quarter touchdowns, including a pair on the ground by Ryan Morrow.
Morrow was a scoring machine, as he found the end zone on all three of his carries in the contest. He finished with 121 yards and had a whopping average of 40.3 yards per carry.
Jackson Abbott found his stride in the pocket as well by completing five of eight passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns.
He connected with Kayln Hardy for a 94-yard pitch-and-catch in the first quarter and followed it up with a 15-yarder to Jacob Hollis in the second quarter.
Maplesville led 48-0 at halftime and posted 22 more points in the fourth quarter, as the reserves continued to impress.
The defense was on lockdown mode throughout the night, as A.L. Johnson finished the game with minus-5 yards of total offense.
In comparison, the Red Devils piled up 419 yards and ran five fewer plays in the process.
En route to the shutout, Maplesville’s defense also recovered four fumbles, while Taylor Sheffield led the team with seven tackles.
Ajayla Robinson, Caleb Hobbs and Troy McMillian each ran for scores on the night.
Arington explodes, Bears defeat Loachapoka
Levi Arington had a massive game to help lead Billingsley to a 35-18 win over region foe Loachapoka on Sept. 6.
He tallied 384 total yards and accounted for all five of the Bears’ touchdowns.
On the night, Arington was nearly unstoppable on the ground and through the air. He ran 29 times for 201 yards and three scores, while also completing eight of 16 passes for 183 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
His brother and backfield mate Taylor Arington was on the receiving end for one of the touchdown passes and finished with 96 total yards, 56 rushing and 40 receiving.
The passing game was well balanced and Levi Arington did an excellent job of distributing the ball, as five different Billingsley players hauled in a pass against Loachapoka.
Brisen Tatum played a complete game and was a disruptive force on both sides of the ball.
Tatum led the team with four catches for 71 yards and a touchdown, while also compiling a team-high 10 tackles.
Randriquis McCary and Eli Cobern were also swarming to the ball defensively and finished with eight and seven tackles respectively.
Jemison opens region play with loss
The Jemison Panthers experienced their first loss of 2019 following a 41-17 defeat on the road against Central-Tuscaloosa on Sept. 6.
It was a rough night for the JHS offense, which was outgained by 247 yards and committed four turnovers.
Daniel Martin was only able to connect on two of his 13 pass attempts, with both completions going to James Wright for 78 yards.
Defensivly, the Panthers were led by Colin Tillery with a dozen tackles and Josh Gilliland with 11 of his own.
Alex Schrader, Ryan Harris and Jonathan Camacho combined for 25 tackles on the night.
However, their disruption did not stop there as Harris had 1.5 tackles for a loss and Camacho recovered a fumble.
Jemison’s two touchdowns on the night included a 1-yard run by Martin and an 84-yard kickoff return by Gilliland.